Dr. Pat Fitzpatrick
Selected Presentations


The MSU team and its collaborators typically give 10-20 presentations per year at conferences, symposiums, and mixed venues such as Rotary clubs, workshops, National Weather Service offices, invited seminars, etc. Some of the talk contents overlap and are not shown here. Below is a diverse sample of presentations over the years of unique presentations or containing our most recent research results.  The speaker is denoted with an * .

Fitzpatrick*, P. J., 2017: Future hurricane robotic observation platforms. On the Mark Hurricane Symposium. July 19, Houston, TX. PDF file (2.6 Mb).

Fitzpatrick, P. J., J. Kastler*, F. Hernandez, C. Culpepper, and C. Bright, 2017: The CONsortium for oil spill exposure pathways in COastal River-Dominated Ecosystems (CONCORDE). The Mississippi Academy of Sciences 81st Annual Meeting. Feb. 23-24, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS. PDF file (4.4 Mb).

Boyette*, A., S. Parra, A. Shiller, I. Soto Ramos, A. Weidemann, S. Joye, M. Cambazoglu, A. Deary, P. Fitzpatrick, T. Miles, and W. Graham, 2017: Characterization of stratified coastal waters in response to a winter Mississppi River flood and the opening of the Bonnet Carré Spillway, LA. 2017 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Conference. Feb. 6-9, New Orleans, LA. PDF file (6.0 Mb).

Pan*, C., M. Dinniman, P. Fitzpatrick, Y. Lau, E. Hofmann, and J. Wiggert, 2017: Impact of high-resolution atmospheric forcing on circulation variability within a regional model of the Mississippi Sound and Bight. 2017 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Conference. Feb. 6-9, New Orleans, LA. PDF file (3.2 Mb).

Fitzpatrick, P. J., and R. Carlon, 2016: An overview of recent Wave Glider field programs. Hurricane Research Division, NOAA AOML, Miami, FL, May 12. Fitzpatrick presentation (2.7 Mb). Carlon presentation (0.8 Mb)Recording of whole presentation (100 Mb).  

O'Brien:, S., J. Wiggert, P. Fitzpatrick, and Y. Lau, 2016: Influence of physical processes on the concentration of suspended particulate matter derived from MODIS reflectance at 645 nm in the Mississippi Sound. 2016 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference, Tampa, FL, Feb. 1-4.

Fitzpatrick*, P., and Y. Lau, 2016: Case study analysis of RTMA in the northern Gulf of Mexico. 2016 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference. Tampa, FL, Feb. 1-4. PDF file (7.1 Mb).

Fitzpatrick*, P., 2016: General theory of storm surge  - 1D and 2D description. AMS storm surge short course, 96th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting. Jan. 10, New Orleans, LA. PDF file (2.2 Mb).

Fitzpatrick*, P., 2016: Joint probability methods to storm surge studies. AMS storm surge short course, 96th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting. Jan. 10, New Orleans, LA. PDF file (1.8 Mb).

Fitzpatrick*, P., 2016: Improvements to Southeast Louisiana's floodwalls and pump stations since Katrina --- the Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System (HSDRRS). Special Symposium on Hurricane Katrina: Progress in Leveraging Science, Enhancing Response and Improving Resilience Meeting, 96th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting. Jan. 10-14, New Orleans, LA. PDF file (7.3 Mb)Recorded presentation

Fitzpatrick*, P., and Y. Lau, 2016: Case study analysis of RTMA in the northern Gulf of Mexico Conference.14th Symposium on the Coastal Environment Meeting Title, 96th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Jan. 10-14, New Orleans, LA. PDF file (3.7 Mb)Recorded presentation

Graham, M., A. Shiller, J. Wiggert, F. Hernandez, S. Howden, K. Martin, R. Vandermeulen, J. Kastler, R. Arnone, P. Fitzpatrick*, J. Davis, Y. Lau, A. Boyette, I. Church, C. Culpepper, A. Evans, A. Mojzis, S. Muffelman, L. Quas, J. Book, G. Jacobs, B. Cowen, B. Dzwonkowski, E. Hofmann, T. Miles, J. N. Moum, O. Schofield, and S. Warner, 2016: The CONsortium for oil spill exposure pathways in COastal River-Dominated Ecosystems (CONCORDE) --- Year one activities and results.14th Symposium on the Coastal Environment Meeting Title, 96th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Jan. 10-14, New Orleans, LA. PDF file (5.1 Mb)Recorded presentation

Edwards*, J. F., S. Mohanty, P. Fitzpatrick, and D. Martin, 2016: Assessment of social media Usage during Hurricane Sandy and the development of a Twitter-based, web application for real-time communication of storm-related information. 32nd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies, 96th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Jan. 10-14, New Orleans, LA. PDF file (3.7 Mb). Recorded presentation

Fitzpatrick*, P. J., 2015: A review of MSU software tools and NOAA funded research applied to tropical cyclones. National Hurricane Center, June 4, Miami, FL. PDF file (7.6 Mb). Recorded presentation

Fitzpatrick*, P. J., 2015: History of weather satellites. National Hurricane Conference, March 30-April 2, Austin, TX. PDF file (2.6 Mb). (Updated April 2017 for National Hurricane Conference in New Orleans).

Fitzpatrick*, P. J., Y. Lau, D. Merritt, R. Moorhead, A. Skarke, K. Kreider, C. Brown, R. Carlon, G. Hine, T. Lampoudi, and A. Leonardi,, 2015: A review of the 2014 Gulf of Mexico Wave Glider Field Program. Hurricane Sandy Site Review, March 17, Starkville, MS. PDF file (5.8 Mb) ; underwater video of a Wave Glider; Video of a Wave Glider launch

Fitzpatrick*, P. J., Y. Lau, and H.-S. Kim, 2014: Case study validation of HWRF-HYCOM and HYCOM-POM ocean coupling for Hurricane Isaac (2012). International Conference on Mesoscale Meteorology and Tropical Cyclones, Sep. 15-18, Boulder, CO. PDF file (2.3 Mb).

Fitzpatrick*, P. J., and Y. Lau, 2014: Wind forcing methods for storm surge modeling. 2014 Marine West Southern Region SOO Workshop, June 16-17, Lake Charles, LA. PDF file (5.8Mb).

Fitzpatrick*, P. J., and Y. Lau, 2014: Summertime precipitation and wind regimes in Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana. 2014 Marine West Southern Region SOO Workshop, June 16-17, Lake Charles, LA. PDF file (4.8 Mb).

Fitzpatrick*, P. J., and Y. Lau, 2014: The spatial contribution of translation speed to tropical cyclone wind structure. 31st Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, March 31-April 4, San Diego, CA. PDF file (1.1 Mb)Recorded presentation

Fitzpatrick*, P. J., 2014: An overview on storm surge physics, and a conceptual protection plan for Eden Isles. Eden Isles Homeowners Association, March 11, Slidell, LA. PDF file (3.8 Mb).

Fitzpatrick*, P. J., and Y. Lau, 2013: An examination of fisheries and water level impact from diversion models. Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP) Quarterly Management Conference, Nicholls State University, August 22, Thibodaux, LA. PDF file (4.2 Mb).

Fitzpatrick*, P. J., and Y. Lau, 2013: Assessing statistical climate variability from the TAO buoy array. National Data Buoy Center, July 16, Stennis Space Center, MS. PDF file (1.3 Mb).

Fitzpatrick*, P. J., and Y. Lau, 2013: A parametric hurricane wind model (“Fitz” Holland B) for intensity, size, and speed specification. Third Annual Northern Gulf Coastal Hazards Collaboratory, June 12-14, Mobile, AL. PDF file (0.1 Mb).

Fitzpatrick*, P. J., 2013: Concerns about State Master Plan. Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Meeting, May 15, Baton Rouge, LA. PDF file (3.7 Mb).

Fitzpatrick*, P. J., 2013: A background on the State Master Plan, and an alternative vision. Save Louisiana Coalition, April 29, Chalmette, LA.

Fitzpatrick*, P. J., and Y. Lau, 2013: Holland B evaluations using “extended” HURDAT. Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority - East, April 12, New Orleans, LA.

Fitzpatrick*, P. J., and Y. Lau, 2013: Parametric wind scheme for JPM-OS storm surge simulations. Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority - East, April 12, New Orleans, LA.

Fitzpatrick*, P. J., 2013: Global warming impact on tropical cyclones – a literature review. Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority - East, April 12, New Orleans, LA.

Fitzpatrick*, P. J. 2013: Grasping your local hurricane impact history – Louisiana; overview. National Hurricane Conference, March 25-27, New Orleans, LA.

Fitzpatrick*, P. J., W. Peterson, and C. Buckley, 2013: An analysis of storm surge attenuation by wetlands using USGS, FEMA, and NASA data. NASA ROSES closeout, January 23, New Orleans, LA. PDF file (3.1 Mb).

Fitzpatrick*, P. J., 2012: An overview on hurricanes and storm surge. Teachers Exploring Coastal Hazards and Resilience Workshop, July 9, Stennis Space Center, MS. PDF file (3.6 Mb).
 
Fitzpatrick*, P. J., S. Bhate, Y. Lau, V. Anantharaj, S. Shean, K. Hu, and Q. Chen, 2012: Wetland loss associated with tropical cyclone storm surge near the Caernarvon freshwater diversion, 2012 State of the Coast Conference, June 25-27, New Orleans, LA. PDF file (1.9 Mb).

Fitzpatrick*, P. J., Y. Lau, C. M. Hill, and H. Karan, 2012: Recent hurricane structure research at MSU. Annual Northern Gulf Institute Meeting, May 23-24, Stennis Space Center, MS. PDF file (4.5 Mb).

Fitzpatrick*, P. J., and Y. Lau, 2012: Analysis of a bathymetric storm surge scale, 30th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, April 16-20, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. PDF file (2.3 Mb)Recorded presentation

Fitzpatrick*, P. J., C. M. Hill, and Y. Lau, 2012: Using COSMIC to infer moist and dry environments around tropical cyclones, 30th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, April 16-20, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. PDF file (1.5 Mb)Recorded presentation

Hill, C. M., P. J. Fitzpatrick*, P. J., H. Jiang, P. J. Klotzbach, Y. Lau, and D. Roth, 2012: The impact of tropical cyclones on drought alleviation in the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, 30th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, April 16-20, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. PDF file (2.7 Mb)Recorded presentation

Fitzpatrick*, P. J., Y. Lau , C. M. Hill, and H. Karan, 2012: The influence of cyclones on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. 92nd American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Jan. 22-26, New Orleans, LA. PDF file (3.5 Mb)Recorded presentationSimulation of oil spill

Fitzpatrick*, P. J., C. Hill, J. Corbin, Y. Lau, and S. Bhate, 2011: From research to peer-review publication: a Northern Gulf Coast sea breeze study. Naval Research Laboratory summer seminar series, June 15, Stennis Space Center, MS. PDF file (5.0 Mb).

Fitzpatrick*, P. J., 2011: Assessing fate and transport issues of the DWH oil spill using simulations and merged datasets. DWH Oil Spill Principal Investigator’s One Year Update Workshop, October 25, St. Petersburg, FL. PDF file (4.5 Mb)Simulation of oil spill

Fitzpatrick*, P. J., 2010: (Almost) born in a hurricane --- an academic biography. Geosystems Research Institute monthly seminar, May 26, Starkville, MS. PDF file (2.0 Mb).

Fitzpatrick*, P. J., Y. Lau, C. M. Hill, T. V. Wamsley, B. Jelley, and E. Valenti, 2010: Myths about the cause of Hurricane Katrina’s storm surge. 29th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, May 10-14, Tuscon, AZ. PDF file (4.6 Mb).

Hill*, C. M., P. J. Fitzpatrick, and Y. H. Lau, 2009: Examination of 2008 and 2009 tropical cyclones with COSMIC data. Fourth FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC Data Users Workshop, Oct. 27-29, Boulder, CO. PDF file (1.8 Mb).

P. Fitzpatrick*, C. M. Hill, J.H. Corbin, Y.H. Lau, and S.K. Bhate, 2009: Summertime precipitation patterns associated with the sea breeze and land breeze in southern Mississippi and eastern Louisiana. European Geosciences Union General Assembly, April 19-24, Vienna, Austria. PDF file (4.6 Mb).

Xiao, Q., X. Zhang, C. A. Davis, J. D. Tuttle, G. J. Holland, and P. J. Fitzpatrick*, 2009: Experiments of hurricane initialization with airborne Doppler radar data for the Advanced-research Hurricane WRF (AHW) model. 63rd Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference, Mar. 2-5, St. Petersburg, FL. PDF file (4.3 Mb).

Fitzpatrick*, P. J., 2009: Unmanned aircraft hurricane reconnaissance. MMS Gulf of Mexico Information Transfer Meeting, Jan. 6-8, New Orleans, LA. PDF file (2.2 Mb).

Fitzpatrick*, P. J., 2009: Hurricanes and climate. MMS Gulf of Mexico Information Transfer Meeting, Jan. 6-8, New Orleans, LA. PDF file (3.1 Mb).

Blackwell*, K. G., A. Wimmers, C. Velden, P. J. Fitzpatrick, and B. Jelley, 2008: Hurricane Katrina's eyewall replacement cycle over the northern Gulf and accompanying double eyewalls at landfall: A key to the storm's huge size and devastating impact over a three-state coastal region. 28th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, April 28-2 May, Orlando, FL. Recorded presentation. [Similar presentation from Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference: PDF file (4.8 Mb)][Supplemental PDF file on double eyewall impact on storm surge, 2.1 Mb]

Fitzpatrick*, P. J., and A. Fernandez, 2008: Some lesser-known hurricane events which impacted society. Presidential History Symposium. 88th Annual American Meteorological Society, Jan. 20-24, New Orleans, LA. PDF file (4.3 Mb)Recorded presentation. Bonus material: 1) Naval letters on the 1812 Louisiana hurricane; 2) BAMS article on 1812 Louisiana hurricane

Fitzpatrick*, P. J., C. M. Hill, Y. Lau, Y. Li, J. Corbin, and H. Karan, 2008: A theory on the expansion of Hurricane Katrina’s wind field. 28th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, April 28-May 2, Orlando, FL. PDF file (2.6 Mb). Recorded presentation

Fitzpatrick*, P. J., C. M. Hill, N. Tran, Y. Lau, Y. Li, and H. Karan, 2008: The impact of Louisiana’s levees and wetlands on Katrina’s storm surge. 2nd Annual Northern Gulf Institute Conference, May 13-14, Biloxi, MS. PDF file (3.6 Mb).

Steed*, C. A., P. J. Fitzpatrick, T. J. Jankun-Kelly, A. N. Yancey, and J. E. Swan, 2008: North Atlantic hurricane trend analysis using parallel coordinates and statistical techniques. Fifth International Conference on Geographic Information Science, Geospatial Visual Analytics Workshop, Sep. 23-26, Park City, UT. IEEE Computer Society. PDF file (4.9 Mb).

Fitzpatrick*, P. J., S. Bhate, Y. Li, Y. Lau, E. Valenti, B. Jelley, and B. Jacobsen, 2007: Storm surge issues of Hurricane Katrina. 21st Conference on Hydrology. 87th Annual Conference of the American Meteorological Society, Jan. 14-18, San Antonio, TX. PDF file (8.2 Mb) .

Fitzpatrick*, P. J., X. Zhang, Q. Xiao, N. Tran, S. Bhate, and Y. Lau, 2006: The impact of Terra, Aqua, TRMM, AVHRR, and dropsonde data on Hurricane Lili simulations. Proceeding of the 10th Symposium on IOAS-AOLS, 86th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society. Jan. 29-Feb. 2, Atlanta, GA. PDF file (2.7 Mb).  Recorded presentation

Fitzpatrick*, P. J.
, E. Valenti, and Y. Li, 2006: XM Satellite Marine Weather - The successful result of Stennis Space Center’s technology cluster. NOAA Symposium on the Public/Private Sector Partnership, 86th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society. Jan. 29-Feb. 2, Atlanta, GA. PDF file (3.1 Mb).  Recorded presentation

Anantharaj, V. G., P. J. Fitzpatrick*, Y. Li, S. Bhate, and Y. Lau , 2005: Incorporation of MODIS land data into mesoscale weather prediction models. Enterprise for Innovative Geospatial Solutions (EIGS) Research Symposium, Aug. 10, Stennis Space Center, MS. PDF file (1.8 Mb)  . Supplementary equations PDF file (0.48 Mb).  

Fitzpatrick*, P. J., X. Zhang, Q. Xiao, N. Tran, S. Bhate, and Y. Lau , 2005: Applications of Four Dimensional Analysis to examine intensity variations of Hurricane Lili using Aqua, Terra, and other satellite data. Enterprise for Innovative Geospatial Solutions (EIGS) Research Symposium, Aug. 10, Stennis Space Center, MS. PDF file (7.7 Mb) . Animation of SST cooling due to mixing from Lili  MPG file (3.3 Mb) 

In early 2000, MSU was involved in a project called the Distributed Marine Environment Forecast System (DMEFS). This was one of the projects that originally brought me to MSU. Below are a couple of internal presentations and an AMS presentation:

Fitzpatrick*, P. J., A. Mehra, T. Haupt, J. Corbin, J. McCaffrey, T. Haupt, P. Bangalore, G. Henley, R. Moorhead, J. van der Zwaag, and M. Bettencourt, 2002: The Distributed Marine Environment Forecast System (DMEFS). 18th International Conference on IIPS. Preprints, 82nd Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society, Jan.13-17, Orlando, FL. PDF file (3.3 Mb) 

Fitzpatrick*, P. J., 2003: Advantages of DMEFS for COAMPS. PDF file (2.0 Mb) 

Fitzpatrick*, P. J., Y. Li, S. Bhate, T. Haupt, J. van der Zwaag, S. Ghafoor, and B. Raman, 2002: DMEFS for meteorology applications. PDF file (2.3 Mb)

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